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I recall reading somewhere that Shawcross has in fact changed his mind on this, but I may be misremembering. In his later book, Deliver Us From Evil, he puts the major share of blame on Sihanouk: "Sihanouk's endorsement [of North Vietnamese and Cambodian communists]immediately provided the communists [in Cambodia] with the nationalist appeal they could not otherwise have won" (50). Tony Edmonds Ball State University From: Barbara Keys <firstname.lastname@example.org> >...William Shawcross and others have argued that the ranks of the Khmer >Rouge swelled primarily as a result of the U.S. intervention in Cambodia >from 1969 to 1973...